Stoa Digest #04: New kids on the block!
We've got a whole fresh, new crop of Stoa fellows from Cohort 3 that are part of the Community now!! Read on for more!
Highlight of the Week
🎉Cohort 3 has started!! 🎉
These past few weeks we’ve consistently had Cohort 3 fellows drop into the Discord server.
Now, finally, they’re all in, they have been initiated, the Blood Oath has been taken, they are now bound to Stoa for life, just like the rest of us.
Varun wrote us some notes on our Inaugural for Cohort 3 with Nitin Kamath from Zerodha!
Feast your eyes!
Let’s Rewind: Last Week at Stoa 📆
Brand Strategy 101:
We had our first Speed Meeting in a long minute last week, and Shelton came up with what seems to be one of the top prompts in Speed Meeting so far.
For those of you that missed it, you probably spotted the new channel on our Discord and some very interesting storytelling on it.
Here’s context: We put all the attendees in breakout rooms with 3 constraints to build an ad launching Cred’s new Crypto product. These were:
A startup founder from India
Moving all learning to Circle
If you have not yet signed into your Circle accounts, we recommend you do it right now.
Please check your mails for the invite, and move us out of your Promotions folder, if we’re not in your main inbox, thankyou thankyou!
For those of you still caught unaware, Akshay’s building a bot that allows you to save your bookmarks on most mediums, including Discord & Twitter.
You can find his explanation for it, in older Digests, as well as here.
Bro, treat? 🎂
Henil Shah - tomorrow!!
Feel free to slide into his DMs, shout him out, and just make him feel special on his birthday!!
Community Buzz 🐝
Things community folk are doing
There’s a Bombay meetup incomiinngg - go beyond your zoomrooms!
Please remain safe though - Vaccinated, Sanitised & Safely Distanced.
Amogh seems to be another hidden diamond in the rough when it comes to note-taking, we’re going to have to wait & watch.
Fellows Rocket 🚀Shipping⛴ content
🔗 On Linked-In:
Have you had a chance to check out Aditya’s ‘100 days of MBA’ yet?
AZenGuy? A Gen Z guy? A-Z Gen Guy? Mayank Jain
Saumya Saxena with his first ever Twitter thread inspired by a Stoa conversation!
For Stoans by Stoans ✍🏼📚⏯
We have a book club for Stoans that Mayank Jain runs, pls blow up his DMs for entry into the secret club.
Robert Greene - The 33 strategies of war
TM Krishna - The Spirit of Enquiry
You’ll find LOADS of recommendations here, if youre looking for your next set of books to start reading.
Do you pour your beer well or no?
Looking for the Psychology behind our behaviours?
Short Snippy Stories
Blogs & Resources 🤓
If you’re ever looking for a way to learn Machine Learning
Some of the best pitch decks from Startups you know
Looking to automate your crypto buying? Zebb to the rescue!
The ultimate guide to First Principles Thinking
This week’s Digest features two different kind of binges.
A recommendation on great pastries in Goa
Sweet tooth in Bangalore? Eat
Crackle in an icecream? Ice cold!
Kidding, here’s some other suggestions for binges:
Meme Wars 🥲
This week’s shiny new winner of Best Meme goes to …………
Ishaan came a close second!!
To end, we’ll leave you with this:
There’s enough & more in the newsletter this week, and so much more happening in our Community, 🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♀️Pace Yourself & ✨Be Gentle! ✨